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About Geranio

Geranio Restaurant redefines Italian Cuisine in Old Town Alexandria by serving Chef/Owner Troy Clayton's modern Italian Cuisine in a warm romantic atmosphere. You will be catered to by professional & unobtrusive staff with more than thirty years of combined experience serving Geranio's guests. Geranio's Wine Spectator Award winning wine list will provide the perfect compliment to your meal.

722 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm

Cross Street:
Columbus Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(703) 548-0088

Website:
http://www.geranio.net/

Catering:
Limited availability, please call for details.

Parking Details:
Garage parking available on Alfred Street. Parking validation is not provided. Ample street parking near the restaurant.

Public Transit:
King Street Metro

Executive Chef:
Troy Clayton

Private Party Facilities:
Geranio Restaurant has several attractive private dining options and caters to all types of business dining, rehearsal dinners as well as birthday and anniversary celebrations. Several rooms can accomodate 15 to 55 people and smaller groups can often have a portion of the smaller rooms privately.

Private Party Contact:
Troy Clayton: (888) 916-0619

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Indoor Smoking Area, Private Room

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Details
Sun 9:30PM - 10:30PM

Mon - Thu 9:00PM - 10:30PM

Fri - Sat 9:30PM - 10:30PM

Geranio Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

93% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (33)
Good for a Date (29)
Special Occasion (28)
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Romantic (24)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Cozy (21)
Authentic (21)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Worth the Drive (14)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Casual (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Seasonal (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Business Meals (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
People Watching (4)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Fun (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Scenic View (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Friends enjoyed the delicious restaurant week menu!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 20, 2017

The food was very good and perfect for restaurant week. Service was average. They didn't have our table ready when we arrived, but were friendly and attentive during the meal. The decor could use some updating, but then the clientele seemed to skew older than our group. I would bring my parents and grandparents when they are in town, but would not come here again with friends or on a date night.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 20, 2017

We went for Restaurant Week and were very excited about the menu. Overall the food and staff were good- clearly very busy with it being Restaurant Week. I had made reservation and they said "they were overbooked" but could seat us at a small table. We were fine with that but then the hostess came back twice to ask if we had a reservation and what the name on the reservation was. The next day I received an email from Opentable saying "Sorry we missed you at Geranio" when I had told them three times the name on my reservation. My one comment about the food was that the lamb was overcooked and a small portion but again it being Restaurant Week I was impressed at the number of plate they were cranking out.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Didn't know it was restaurant week so it was completely full and very, very loud. Service was slower than usual, but still attentive. Food is always good!

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Food and ambiance were excellent, as always. Was there during Restaurant Week, so was surprised that there weren't more waiters. Service was slow, and it was hard to get the waiter's attention. No fault of his; he just had too many tables to handle.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Loved it. Such a lovely restaurant. Great food excellent wine wonderful experience. We were in a rather large group and we all had an excellent time.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 18, 2017

This has been one of our long time favorites. The quality of the food along with the ambiance of Old Town make it a memorable experience. The prosciutto wrapped tuna is outstanding. In fact the best in DC.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Felt rushed from the moment we sat down. The waiter hovered around until we felt we had to place our order. We hardly put our forks down between courses. We got our dessert and bill at the same time.
There were 4 tables of patrons. I was not pleased with the rush.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 11, 2017

We were visiting the area for a wedding and went to the Open Table app to find somewhere to have dinner. Really lucked out finding this quaint, quiet spot. The service, food, wine, etc. were all wonderful! Had the mussels for an appetizer, seared scallops and shrimp for my entree. My dining partner had the seafood risotto. Everything was so good and it was such a relaxing and enjoyable meal. We both agreed that if we were ever in the Alexandria area again, we would dine here again!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Once again Geranio's does not falter. Chef Troy and his staff are a class act. The food leaves you wanting more, not because of the portion size (which by the way is substantial) but because it is that good. Treat yourself to this place, you will not be disappointed.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Very overpriced dinner for the value received. The service was slow, never asked if we would like cocktails or wine before dinner.
Waited a long time before server came to see if we wanted dessert

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Despite seeing mixed reviews of the service, we found the service to be attentive, timely, and unobtrustive. Water glasses were filled timely, and orders were taken at proper intervals. The food was a bit disappointing, just average despite our ordering a mixture of specials and items on the menu. The restaurant wasn't full on a Saturday night, and the sound level was quite good, easy to converse.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Geranio is a real Old Town insider's place. The food is great and the service and ambiance are wonderful. The wine list is fairly priced and offers a great selection.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 15, 2017

The food was as good as any we've had in the past year in Old Town. Imaginative and delicious, with generous portions. The service was a bit spotty (we went very early; it was not crowded)... and the rooms could use some aesthetic refreshing. But. The food was SO good that I know we'll go back again and again. The occasion was very personal and special; having an excellent meal made it more so.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 9, 2017

The veal chop special is not to be missed. Everything was great from salad of golden beets thru the chicken dish and veal chop we had. Service was very good once the waiter understood we did not want the main dish plates cleared while one of us was still eating. The wine list is exceptional with a range of prices.

This is one of our favorite places in Alexandria.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 8, 2017

This was the first time I've had some disappointment with Geranio. We went on a Saturday night for an anniversary celebration. The reservation was at 7 pm and the restaurant was swamped. The volume was too heavy and our order appeared to get lost.

The service was friendly and the waiter apologized for the slowness. The food was very good as always.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Absolutely great; Fantastic food, excellent service, and the early bird discount... wow!

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 24, 2017

We have repeatedly eaten @ Geraniol over the years. Each time the food & service have been excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Food was amazing, would definitely return for more. Service was a touch slow but they seemed understaffed and were very apologetic about delays. We never had empty glasses or anything, so it didn't effect our meal. Great experience and excellent tiramisu!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 19, 2017

The lamb chops were prepared perfectly. The insalata caprese was excellent. I plan to return next time in town.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 17, 2017

The smoked chicken fettuccine alfredo was Amazing. If you like smoked meat and great pasta (fettuccine is homemade), you will LOVE this dish. Also, the calamari are great, very light, and prefect as an appetizer.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 16, 2017

The food was so fabulous at Geranios, and the staff was very pleasant. My picky 16 year-old son said it was one of the best meals he had ever had. My husband and I had the shrimp and scallop risotto and we wanted to lick our plates. My husband also had the gnocchi appetizer and it was amazing. We ended our meals with tiramisu which was the best I have ever had. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 15, 2017

Great food as always! It was the first visit for my friends and they loved it. They are already talking about coming back when they are in town.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Business Meals, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 28, 2017

We have enjoyed Geranio for years. The servers are always attentive and the food is invariably excellent. We chose it most recently to celebrate an anniversary, since it is a place we both enjoy and it is reasonably priced for a special occasion.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 25, 2017

Great choice for dinner. Wanted a Italian restaurant in Alexandria. The pasta with veal/shitake mushroom ragu was especially delicious

Tags: Disabled Access, Authentic, Healthy, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 20, 2017

We have not been to Geranio in awhile and am definitely reinvigorated to start going more often. I love the ambiance. The food is super good. And the service is excellent as it always has been.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Authentic, Romantic, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 19, 2017

First time at Geranio, and it was a great experience. Out-of-town guests raved about the food, and the atmosphere is cozy and friendly. The service was attentive but not pushy. We sampled everything from salads to desserts and didn't find anything to complain about. Very nice!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Really enjoyed the evening. Mother's Day for two mom friends. Loved my fettucini with chicken and spinach. Would definitely return.

Tags: Authentic, Scenic View, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Mother's Day with kids. Staff was very accommodating.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Very nice food and service. The risotto seems to be the restaurant's specialty. Great value!

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Very loud, poor service, food was just ok.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 13, 2017

I loved the friendly staff and cozy atmosphere. The food was fantastic and I would definitely recommend coming here. We came for a pre-Mother's Day dinner and it was very memorable.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Very nice ambiance. Although the place was pretty packed, the noise level remained low. Food and service was outstanding. Perfect spot in Old Town. Can't wait to return.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 5, 2017

I love how relaxed the atmosphere feels. We visited this restaurant after our wedding. It is located in Old Town Va. on King Street, which has a free trolley service that has a stop in front of the restaurant. It is perfect for special occasions. Geranio's was amazing. The food was tasted authentic and rich in flavor. All staff was very attentive and friendly. They met and surpassed all requests and expectations. We went in our formal wear because it was our anniversary, however, we were not out of place. Other showed up in business casual attire, but still looked nice. We will forever return again due to the memories and service of this restaurant. Thank you Geranio's staff.

Tags: Late-night Find, Scenic View, People Watching, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 5, 2017

The food was absolutely delicious. I had the homemade lasagna and it was one of the best I've eaten. Pasta was tender and sauce was delicious. My companion had scallops and shrimp over tomatoes and the seafood was perfectly cooked. We had tiramisu and it was divine...better than some I've had in Italy. This has definitely become one of my favorite restaurants. Staff is also very accommodating and friendly. A great dining experience.

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Despite living in Old Town Alexandria for four years this was our first dining experience at Gerainos. What a pleasant surprise--extensive menu, delicious food and prices were reasonable compared to other restaurants in the area. We will definitely return.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 26, 2017

This was our second time at this restaurant, hoping the first visit was just a bad day - it wasn't. The food isn't awful, but not worth the prices.
The osso buco was a large portion served mildly warm and the bone upside down! The marrow (if there was any) was not to be found after I flipped it over. The outer ring of meat was tasty when first served, but got cold pretty fast.
My husband had the short ribs, which were off-the-bone and sliced. I've never had short ribs sliced, but maybe this is a proper way to serve them. They were a bit overdone and lacking in favor. The portion was small (I expected the meat of at least 3 bones).
The service was OK. Server was fine but had no warmth. Water glasses were always filled (the constant leaning in during our conversation was almost too intrusive, but I was happy to have water).
In summary, it's fine if everything else is booked, but we won't return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 25, 2017

I live in New Jersey and come to Alexandria for business twice a year and always eat here!!

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on April 23, 2017

Long time ago customer-back for a visit- wasn't disappointed- highly recommend

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Awesome homemade pasta, impressive wine list, and friendly staff! Would definitely recommend to any and all in the area. Will be back!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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